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The Dissident - Deschutes Brewery

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Ratings: 1,100
Reviews: 450
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.48%
Wants: 956
Gots: 534 | FT: 49
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  11.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MisterClean on 08-19-2008

Flanders style sour brown brewed with dark candi sugar and Oregon Montmorency cherries, aged in Pinot Noir barrels.

30 IBU

First release (9.0% ABV) - August 2008
Second release (10.5% ABV) - November 2010 (~118bbl)
Third release (11.4% ABV) - October 2012
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2012 vintage. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a dark, clear copper-like color with a half finger of foamy, light tan head which fizzles out pretty quickly to a ring. So-so retention and no lacing.

S: Bright cherries meld nicely with lactic sourness, fruity Jolly Ranchers, a little acetic acid, and mild toasted oak.

T: Oak and chocolate, a little vanilla, and cherry Jolly Rancher way underneath, with a short/abrupt finish. Vague tartness and off dry and tannic on the finish. Kind of a mess: it's a shame that the fruit is hidden under all the barrel flavor.

M: Medium body, a little tannic/drying, with light effervescent carbonation. No alcohol is evident.

O: Not bad, but nothing to recommend this.

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S: Tart and sour; subtle vinous and cider vinegar notes: lots of tart fruits

T: Oh man, this is tart and balanced: malty and fruity and oaky and tart and man that's good

F: Medium body; kind of sticky and thick

O: This is a darn good boozy, oaky, and tart beer

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22oz bottle poured into tulip - 2010 bottle

Pours a hazed dark cherry color with some brownish tones. Crop of beige head bubbles up, fading into a collar of film with some spotty lacing.

Scents of lactic sourness with dark cherry, red wine and warming oak. Smooth alcohol warmth, funky yeast and currants.

Nice bite of sour right up front (you can feel it in your gums), featuring black cherry, overripe red grape and a touch of raisin. Dark malted tartness continues with oak, red wine, leather and soft dark fruit sweetness. Finishes warm and sour with lingering yeasty notes.

Medium body, decent carbonation, bubbly and dry on the tongue. A top tier Flanders Oud Bruin with a decent balance between the higher abv and fairly aggressive dark sourness.

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The Dissident from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 1,100 ratings.